This Oregon forest was suppose...

Sep 18, 2020 by

This Oregon forest was supposed to store carbon for 100 years. Now it’s on fire.

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The Worst-Case Scenario for Gl...

Aug 3, 2020 by

The Worst-Case Scenario for Global Warming Tracks Closely With Actual Emissions

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The entire world’s carbon emis...

Jul 16, 2020 by

The entire world’s carbon emissions will finally be trackable in real time

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Demand For Palm Oil Is Burning...

Mar 12, 2020 by

Demand For Palm Oil Is Burning Indonesia

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Effortless Environmentalism

Jan 13, 2020 by

Here are some easy ways to live more gently on the earth. The key word here is “easy.”

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U.S. Emissions Dropped in 2019...

Jan 7, 2020 by

New data is out on America’s greenhouse gas emissions, and there’s good news and bad for the climate.

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‘Climate chaos’ is displacing ...

Dec 3, 2019 by

Climate-fueled disasters such as wildfires, cyclones, and floods were the No. 1 reason that people were forced to flee their homes in the last decade, according to Oxfam, an international confederation of 19 organizations that focus on global poverty.

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Can we build concrete thatR...

Nov 14, 2019 by

Concrete is an old material—8,000 years old. The Romans built with concrete from 300 BC to 476 AD.

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A Climate Silver Bullet?

Oct 14, 2019 by

Many of those who gathered in New York this week for the latest round of international climate summitry believe that as the world falls further behind in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, other options such as solar geoengineering and carbon removal must be on the table. The problem is that techno-optimism can easily become an alibi for inaction.

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The Green Revolution Spreading...

Oct 14, 2019 by

Replacing black asphalt and shingles with plants can lower the surrounding air temperature, filter dirty storm water and reduce a building’s energy use.

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USDA Buries Sweeping Plan Prio...

Aug 30, 2019 by

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) prevented the release of a plan for how the agency can effectively respond to the impacts of climate change, such as by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through practices like increasing carbon storage in crops and soils.

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Appeals Court Rules Against Co...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Western coal states want an export terminal on the Columbia River. Washington state has concerns about the company and its environmental and climate impact.

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Here’s how we solve the planet...

Aug 21, 2019 by

Earlier this month, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a dire report highlighting the enormous environmental impact of agriculture. But the report also pointed to a clear way for us to feed more mouths without causing more planetary destruction: We can stop wasting food.

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Cooling Season

Aug 13, 2019 by

New York City has set out to protect people — and the planet — from the deadliest disaster: heat.

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Berkeley bans: straws, plastic...

Jul 18, 2019 by

Environmentalists have cheered “valve turners” who illegally cut off oil and gas flows through pipelines. Now their political allies are turning off valves on gas pipelines that connect to buildings in their own towns.

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100 times more pollution than ...

Jun 21, 2019 by

The numbers are stunning: Methane pollution from ammonia fertilizer plants is 100 times higher than what the industry reports, and substantially above what the Environmental Protection Agency estimates for all industrial processes in the United States.

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Environmental Impact Of Plasti...

Jun 3, 2019 by

The Center for International Environmental Law has issued a new report that should send a shudder down your spine. It says demand for plastics is accelerating, especially in developing nations.

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I studied factory farms for ye...

May 3, 2019 by

I lectured about the public health dangers of industrial farming. But what I saw went beyond my fears.

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Purity vs. Pragmatism, Environ...

Apr 11, 2019 by

A surprising, important difference between the Green New Deal and Medicare for all.

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A California coalition is tack...

Feb 15, 2019 by

Decarbonizing buildings: it’s tedious, but oh so necessary.

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Bolsonaro Wants to Plunder the...

Jan 30, 2019 by

The Brazilian president’s pro-business agenda will be a test of American companies’ commitment to the environment.

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Gavin Newsom talks tough (with...

Jan 21, 2019 by

California’s new governor started his term with gusto this month, presenting a set of policy proposals that should improve the state’s chances of hitting its ambitious climate targets

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Doctors call on the health sec...

Jan 18, 2019 by

Climate change could take a greater toll on global health than previously estimated.

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Warming oceans likely to raise...

Jan 10, 2019 by

Seawater temperature is rising faster than predicted, which is likely to worsen extreme weather events around the world

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China demands developed countr...

Dec 14, 2018 by

Key sticking point at UN negotiations is how countries should account for their greenhouse gas emissions

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Spain Is Switching to 100 Perc...

Nov 16, 2018 by

“A wake-up call to the rest of the world.”

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Leaders move past Trump to pro...

Oct 26, 2018 by

Far more must be invested in adapting to warming, says new global commission that aims to rebuild political will after US withdrawal from Paris agreement

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Business case for climate acti...

Oct 11, 2018 by

A new global report from scientists amounts to an urgent call for the world to act…

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An Insurance Executive Explain...

Sep 13, 2018 by

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions is critical…

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Trump Power Plant Plan Will Si...

Aug 22, 2018 by

[Translate] Pxhere The Trump administration is expected on Tuesday to propose a major rollback of the Clean Power Plan, President...

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